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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forestay  \Fore"stay`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  large  strong  rope,  reaching  from  the  foremast  head  to  the 
  bowsprit,  to  support  the  mast.  See  Illust.  under  {Ship}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forestay 
  n  :  a  adjustable  stay  from  the  foremast  to  the  deck  or  bowsprit; 
  controls  the  bending  of  the  mast 




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